# Math Help - factoring without c value

1. ## factoring without c value

Hi;

Does x^2 -2x factor to (x - 2)(x - 0).

Thanks

2. ## Re: factoring without c value

Yes. This polinom has 2 real root:
x1 = 0
x2= 2

3. ## Re: factoring without c value

Originally Posted by anthonye
Hi;

Does x^2 -2x factor to (x - 2)(x - 0).

Thanks
first rule of factoring ... pull out any factor each term has in common.

$x^2 - 2x = x(x - 2)$

... in this case, you're done.